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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Church of South India world 2,800,000 - 10,200
units
1
country
1999 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "India (CSI)/Church of South India (CSI) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Church of South India (CSI)... Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 919 million... Church information... Members/Congregations: 2.8 million/10,200. "
Church of South India world 3,800,000 - 14,000
units
1
country
2005 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Church of South India (CSI) " (viewed 13 Apr 2005) "Church of South India (CSI)... Members/Congregations: 3.8 million/14,000 "
Church of Spiritual Unity Australia - - - - 1998 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "So far, 65 religious groups and associations have completed a questionnaire and are listed below... Church of Spiritual Unity Inc. (The): The Spiritualist Church with it's teaching based in International Spiritualism, considers itself to be 'a religion, science and a philosophy'. The movement originated as Modern Spiritualism in New York and London in 1848. Its origins lie in 'God's Universal Law' and spiritualism itself is considered to be as old as Creation. The movement arrived in Australia in 1860 and now has centres in all the states and two centres in the Northern Territory. The exact number of members is unknown. "
Church of Spiritual Unity Australia: Northern Territory - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "Church of Spiritual Unity Inc. (The): The Spiritualist Church... The movement arrived in Australia in 1860 and now has centres in all the states and two centres in the Northern Territory. "
Church of Sweden Sweden 7,677,400 92.00% - - 1988 Zickgraf, Ralph. Sweden (series: Places and Peoples of the World). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1988); pg. 9. "Population: 8,345,000... Official Religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran), 92%; Other Religions: Protestant religions... " [The Church of Sweden is also called the Evangelical Lutheran Church]
Church of Sweden Sweden - 95.00% - - 1992 Wolff, Michael. Where We Stand: Can America Make it in the Global Race for Wealth, Health, and Happiness? Bantam Books: New York (1992); pg. 206-207. Chart
Church of Sweden Sweden 7,630,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] List: "Lutheran Churches with more than 1/2 million members "
Church of Sweden Sweden 7,660,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; Church of Sweden is Lutheran
Church of Sweden Sweden 7,920,000 90.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 369. "Location: Sweden; Population: 8.8 million; Religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran) "; "Sweden's state religion is Lutheranism, & about 90% of the population belongs to the Church of Sweden, the country's Lutheran church. In the past, all Swedes automatically became members of the church at birth but had the right to withdraw from it. As of January 1, 1996, church membership is only achieved through baptism, as Sweden is currently negotiating a separation of church & state to be enacted by 2000. Although most people mark major life-cycle events such as baptism, confirmation, marriage, & burial within the church, the majority do not attend services regularly. Of the 90% Lutheran population, only 10% of these Swedes attend church. "
Church of Sweden Sweden - 95.00% - - 1999 Zickgraf, Ralph. Sweden (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 105. "Sweden's attitudes toward the state religion, Lutheranism, are complex. The church was once a powerful political force. By law, every citizen automatically becomes a member at birth. Today, the church seems to have little influence on daily Swedish life. Church attendance is fairly low, except at Christmas and Easter. Yet, although anyone who wishes to leave the church can avoid a small tax, more than 95% are still members. Most Swedes still turn to the church for marriages and funerals. "
Church of Sweden Sweden 7,143,292 79.60% - - 2003 *LINK* Email received 28 June 2004 from Helena Andersson Bromander (helena.bromander@svenskakyrkan.se), Church of Sweden, S-751 70 Uppsala, Sweden (Website: www.svenskakyrkan.se) "I work with the official statistics of the Church of Sweden, numbers of members included. The most up to date numbers (31-12-2003) are the following:
Numbers of members: 7,143,292.
That is equivalent to 79.6 % of the population.

Immigration, higher numbers of members leaving church the last years, and declining baptism rates, are the primary explanations to the declining relative membership rates. The Chuch of Sweden used to be a 'state-church' with a monopoply status in the Swedish society. In 2000, the legal relation between the state and the church came to an end. Until then, the governtment appointed the bishops, and were the legislative authority of the church. Now, the influence has moved to the Church's own parliament (since the Church of Sweden is a democratic organisation). "

Church of Sweden world 7,600,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] "The 7.6-million-member Church of Sweden remained the world's largest Lutheran church... "
Church of Sweden world 7,600,000 - - - 1997 "Lutherans by the numbers " in Christian Century (March 4, 1998); pg. 228. "According to data submitted to the Lutheran World Federation, the 7.6-million-member Church of Sweden remains the largest Lutheran body, followed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America with 5.2 million members... "
Church of Sweden world 7,600,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Zuck, Jon. "Unofficial Home Page of The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church " (last updated 21 Mar. 1999). "...Apostolic Lutheran Churches... Constituent churches with estimated membership: Church of Sweden --7,600,000; Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland--4,400,000 "
Church of Sweden world 7,143,292 - - - 2003 *LINK* Email received 28 June 2004 from Helena Andersson Bromander (helena.bromander@svenskakyrkan.se), Church of Sweden, S-751 70 Uppsala, Sweden (Website: www.svenskakyrkan.se) "I work with the official statistics of the Church of Sweden... The most up to date numbers (31-12-2003) are the following:
Numbers of members: 7,143,292. "
Church of Sweden - churchgoers Sweden 792,000 9.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 369. "Location: Sweden; Population: 8.8 million; Religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran) "; "Sweden's state religion is Lutheranism, & about 90% of the population belongs to the Church of Sweden, the country's Lutheran church... Although most people mark major life-cycle events such as baptism, confirmation, marriage, and burial within the church, the majority do not attend services regularly. Of the 90% Lutheran population, only 10% of these Swedes attend church. "
Church of the Bible Covenant USA - - 90
units
- 1984 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: Glenn Griffith Movement; pg. 226. "Membership: In 1984 the church reported 90 churches in the U.S... "
Church of the Bible Covenant world 2,000 - 195
units
- 1984 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: Glenn Griffith Movement; pg. 226. "Church of the Bible Covenant... Greenfield, IN [H.Q.]... Membership: In 1984 the church reported 90 churches in the U.S. and 75 churches and preaching points overseas. Total membership was 2,000 but approximately 4,000 attended church school each Sunday. "
Church of the Brethren Alabama 275 0.01% 4
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center (Mars Hill, NC). Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. Courtesy of American Religion Data Archive. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members' column: 216. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Arizona 450 0.01% 4
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 356. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Arkansas 73 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 56. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren California 5,435 0.02% 36
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 4,213. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Colorado 1,121 0.03% 9
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 885. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Delaware 261 0.04% 2
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 208. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Florida 2,276 0.02% 16
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,891. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Georgia, USA 40 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 32. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Germany - - - - 1708 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 119. "Brethren, Church of the. A church founded in Germany in 1708 uniting the influences of Pietism and the Anabaptists... "
Church of the Brethren Germany 8 - 1
unit
- 1708 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), "Handbook of Denominations in the United States (New Seventh Edition) ", Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1980); pg. 62. "The Church of the Brethren began in 1708 with a church of 8 persons in Schwarzenau, Germany. "
Church of the Brethren Idaho 865 0.09% 7
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 661. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Illinois 6,719 0.06% 44
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 5,325. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Indiana 17,388 0.31% 105
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 13,625. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Iowa 3,599 0.13% 31
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 2,865. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Kansas 4,369 0.18% 30
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 3,411. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Kentucky 427 0.01% 5
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 328. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Louisiana 98 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 74. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Maine 85 0.01% 2
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 68. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Maryland 11,781 0.25% 63
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 9,449. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Michigan 1,794 0.02% 26
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,428. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Minnesota 427 0.01% 3
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 338. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Missouri 1,206 0.02% 23
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 966. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Montana 66 0.01% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 47. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Nebraska 461 0.03% 4
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 372. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren New Jersey 156 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 126. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren New Mexico 111 0.01% 2
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 83. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren New York 208 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 165. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren North Carolina 1,830 0.03% 16
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,516. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren North Dakota 243 0.04% 3
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 186. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Ohio 20,765 0.19% 109
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 16,448. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Oklahoma 537 0.02% 6
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 433. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Oregon 424 0.01% 6
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 338. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Pennsylvania 57,368 0.48% 248
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 46,417. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Pennsylvania: Lancaster County 8,200 2.05% 50
units
- 1987 Kraybill, Donald B. The Riddle of the Amish Culture. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (1989); pg. 10. Table 1-1: "Plain Churches in Lancaster County "; "Includes groups that presently wear plain clothing, as well as those groups that wore it earlier in the 20 century. "; Members: "Membership rounded to nearest hundred. Includes only baptized members, not children. " Church of the Brethren (20 congreg., 8,200 members); and 'Other Brethren Groups' (8 different groups/relig. bodies with 36 congreg., 5,000 members).
Church of the Brethren South Carolina 60 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 48. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Tennessee 1,418 0.03% 20
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,175. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Texas 302 0.00% 4
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 235. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren Texas 235 0.00% - - 1990 Ramos, Mary G. (ed). 1996-1997 Texas Almanac. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News (1995). [Source: Glenmary: "Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990 "]; pg. 325-327. Table: "Religious Groups, Members/Adherents, In Texas, 1990 "; pg. 7: Texas pop. (1990 U.S. census): 16,986,335; "Data based on reports from 133 church bodies. "; This figure is from MEMBERS column ( "Members " in this study includes only communicant, confirmed members with full membership status), not the more inclusive "adherents " column.
Church of the Brethren Texas 302 0.00% - - 1990 Ramos, Mary G. (ed). 1996-1997 Texas Almanac. Dallas, TX: Dallas Morning News (1995). [Source: Glenmary: "Churches & Church Membership in the U.S., 1990 "]; pg. 325-327. Table: "Religious Groups, Members/Adherents, In Texas, 1990 "; pg. 7: Texas pop. (1990 U.S. census): 16,986,335; "Data based on reports from 133 church bodies. "; This figure is from ADHERENT column ( "Adherents " defined as all members, incl. regular participants not considered as communicant.), not the more restrictive "member " column.
Church of the Brethren USA - - 1
unit
- 1719 Stuber, Stanley I. How We Got Our Denominations: A Primer on Church History. New York: Association Press Revised Ed., 1959); pg. 233. "The Church of the Brethren grew out of the Pietistic Movement, being founded in Schwarzenau, Germany, in 1708. As a result of persecution... a congregation came to Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1719 and established a church. From there the movement spread to the west and the south. "
Church of the Brethren USA 178,000 - 1,042
units
- 1980 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), "Handbook of Denominations in the United States (New Seventh Edition) ", Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1980); pg. 63. "The original body is known today as the Church of the Brethren and has approx. 178,000 members in 1,042 churches in the U.S. " [originated in Schwarzenau, Germany]
Church of the Brethren USA - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 119-120. "Brethren, Church of the... founded in Germany in 1708... Brethren migrated to America from 1719 to 1733. After the Revolution they moved westward, pioneering in Kentcuky,Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Though they reached the west coast in 1850, Brethren population has concentred in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana. "
Church of the Brethren USA 159,184 - 1,045
units
- 1986 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: European Free-Church Family; section: Brethren; pg. 314-315. "Church of the Brethren... Elgin, IL [H.Q.]... Membership: In 1986 the Brethren reported 159,184 members, 1045 congregations, and 1,196 ordained ministers in the United States and Puerto Rico. "
Church of the Brethren USA 148,253 - 1,095
units
- 1990 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 248-255. Table 2: US Current Stats. (# of adherents from table's "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "Church of the Brethren. "
Church of the Brethren USA 186,329 - 1,120
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Church of The Brethren.']
Church of the Brethren USA 206,000 - - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 15-17. Table 1-2: Self-Described Adherence of U.S. Adult Population 1990. Phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by Graduate School of City U. of New York.
Church of the Brethren USA 143,121 - 1,114
units
- 1995 *LINK* web site for Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches (accessed 1998); [Orig. source: Source: Kenneth B. Bedell, editor, Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, annual.] Table: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches: U.S. Religious Bodies with more than 60,000 Members "; "...prepared for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census... for the 1997 edition of the Statistical Abstract of the U.S. "


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